Ballad Stanza

(20 words)
  • Editors

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

A quatrain that alternates tetrameter with trimeter lines, and usually rhymes a b c. See our entry on Common Measure.

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Editors. "Ballad Stanza". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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